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2021 DIRI Buddhist Academy Zoominar Series

April 12 - 30, 2021

This zoominar series aims to promote Buddhism and Buddhist Studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of outstanding scholars are invited to lecture through ZOOM for the public, monastic, lay Buddhist, academic and non-academic audience worldwide.

About Our Institute

The Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI) of New Zealand and Australia has been conducting a number of activities in the fields of education and research in Buddhist Studies.

Research on “the Original Teachings of the Buddha” has been carried out by the Institute for several years. The Institute, therefore, is to organize an International Seminar on early Buddhism with the co-operation of Buddhist scholars from around the world whose research fields are related to early Buddhist studies.

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Take a tour in Oslo University, Norway, where is our student lives and studies. The video will show you to about student life in this university.

Seminar In 2014
Seminar In 2019
Seminar In 2020

History of Buddhism in Archaeological Perspectives

Dhammachai International Research Institute of Australia and New Zealand (DIRI) and its network organizations had organized a seminar about “Archaeological Perspectives on History of Buddhism & Recent Research on Dhammakaya and Boran Meditation Traditions”, on Sunday 20th April 2014.

Professor Doctor Zemaryalai Tarzi, the French Internationally Renowned Archaeologist, to be the lecturer on “History of Buddhism in Archaeological Perspectives”. Then it was the MoU Signing Ceremony between Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan and DIRI/APAA Mission on Mes Aynak.

A Breakthroughs in the Discovery of Ancient Religious Manuscripts

Professor Garry W. Trompf, Emeritus Professor in the History of Ideas and Adjunct Professor in Peace and Conflict Sciences, University of Sydney, the keynote speaker of the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Seminar 2019. He presented " A Breakthroughs in the Discovery of Ancient Religious Manuscripts"!

On the 27th of August at Castle 1 Lecture Theatre (CAST1), University of Otago, New Zealand. The seminar was organized by Religion Programme, University of Otago and Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI).

หลักฐานธรรมกาย” หัวข้อ : โฝวซัวกวนจิง: คัมภีร์พุทธานุสติโบราณ สู่การเห็น “พุทธะ” ในตน

ผู้บรรยาย : พระเกียรติศักดิ์ กิตฺติปญฺโญ
PhD candidate in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, (University of Cambridge), UK

การบรรยายนี้ จะบอกเล่าเรื่องราวการค้นพบคัมภีร์สมาธิที่สำคัญจากตุนหวง อายุพันกว่าปี การเปิดเผยเนื้อหาวิธีทำสมาธิแบบพุทธานุสติโบราณอันน่าอัศจรรย์ ที่มีรากเหง้าการสืบทอด จากเอเชียกลางและอินเดีย คัมภีร์สมาธินี้ได้ถ่ายทอดเรื่องราวเกี่ยวกับประสบการณ์ภายในสมาธิที่น่าทึ่ง ซึ่งบางอย่างมีความสอดคล้อง คล้ายกับเทคนิคการทำสมาธิในวิชชาธรรมกาย ที่สอนโดยพระมงคลเทพมุนี

DIRI Scholarship of 2020

DIRI Scholarships are designed to support the study of Buddhism in many institutions around the world. 

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Upcoming Events

22 Apr

Earth Day

8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Ground Floor, DIRI Building, New Zealand
30 Apr
26 May

Visakha Puja Day (Vesak)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ground Floor, DIRI Building, New Zealand

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